Single Story Overlay District in the Single Family Zone

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Single-Story Overlay District in the Single Family Zone

Project Information:

Project Name: Process for the establishment or removal of a Single-Story Overlay District in the Single Family Zone

Applicant: City of Cupertino

City Contact: Erick Serrano, Associate Planner, 408.777.3205 or

Project Description

The City of Cupertino is reviewing a process to establish a Single-Story Overlay District in the Single-Family Residential (R-1) zoning districts.

Currently, a two-story home that meets the necessary requirements and findings may be constructed in R-1 zoning districts upon approval of a Two-Story Permit. In the summer of 2016, the City was asked by property owners in the Creston-Pharlap neighborhood about allowing their neighborhood to create a Single-Story Overlay District. While Single-Story Overlay Districts already exist in the City, the process for their creation, should an applicant wish to initiate an application, is not clear. On August 2, 2016, the City Council directed staff to develop an applicant initiated process for the review and processing of requests for Single-Story Overlay Districts in Single Family Residential (R-1) Zones, in order to clarify the process and ensure that all property owners in a proposed district understand the process and have the ability to provide input on its creation.

Public Hearing

The City invites residents and interested parties to attend a Planning Commission public hearing and encourages input and feedback on potential regulations establishing a process for the Single-Story Overlay District.

The Planning Commission meeting was on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 6:45 p.m. at Cupertino Community Hall, 10350 Torre Avenue. The agenda, including staff report and attachments, is available online at:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The City has compiled a list of FAQ for the proposed Single-Story Overlay District process.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Past Meeting(s):

Community Meeting held at City Hall on December 7, 2016 to review draft procedures.